Working with Difficult Emotionswith Karuna CaytonMondays, 7:00pm – 9:00pmAugust 4 – 25, 2014(a workshop in four sessions)According to the Buddha, the source of all our individual problems is our uncontrolled minds. Specifically, there are certain negative emotions that afflict us as soon as they arise and create future problems for us when they motivate our actions.The Buddha taught various techniques to subdue these afflictions but their effectiveness depends on our skill and the strength... Topics: dharma, Karuna Cayton
Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacherwith Karuna CaytonTuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pmJuly 14 – August 4, 2015(4 classes)Investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path: the need for a teacher, the qualities of teacher and student, and how to relate to a teacher for greatest benefit. Topics: dharma, Karuna Cayton
The Misleading Mind, Using Buddhist Methods to Solve Our Problemswith Karuna CaytonTuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pmJuly 30 – August 20, 2013(a workshop in four sessions)Join psychotherapist Karuna Cayton in this engaging workshop over four weeks that is appropriate for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Karuna will share insights and tools from his book, The Misleading Mind, to help free us from the prison of our problems. We each have the potential to transform our suffering into happiness.... Topics: dharma, Karuna Cayton
Reflections on the Lamaswith Karuna Cayton and Jon LandawTuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pmDecember 2 – 9, 2014In Tibetan Buddhism, the life stories of Buddhist masters have always been a source of inspiration. They can serve as examples and show what is possible for a true practitioner.Both Karuna Cayton and Jon Landaw have been long-time students of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and they have kindly agreed to share their stories on two Tuesday evenings in December:Tuesday, December 2:... Topics: dharma, Karuna Cayton, Jon Landaw
According to the Buddha, the source of all our individual problems is our uncontrolled minds. Specifically, there are certain negative emotions that afflict us as soon as they arise and create future problems for us when they motivate our actions.The Buddha taught various techniques to subdue these afflictions but their effectiveness depends on our skill and the strength of the afflictions. It is crucial to the success of our mind training strategy for happiness to identify the afflictions... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Karuna Cayton, Difficult Emotions
Psychotherapist and author Karuna Cayton will talk about his book. He introduces a process for working with, rather than against, depression, anxiety, and stress by recognizing the habitual ways our minds perceive, react, and ultimately mislead us. He also presents practical exercises for stepping onto the path of a radically liberating self-understanding. While the essence of the wisdom he presents is central to Buddhism, he covers it in a way that is accessible to all. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Problems, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Wisdom, Karuna Cayton
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here. Topics: Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Upekkha, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Four Noble Truths, Meditation
"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." The Dalai Lama The Buddha observed that the cause of our pain and suffering is actually the disturbing emotions we all experience. Using proper techniques we can free ourselves from emotions like depression, anger and resentment and become happy. This series of talks looks at basic Buddhist psychology - how the mind works and how to... Topics: buddhism, tibetan buddhism, emotions, tse chen ling, karuna cayton, Jon landaw, lhundrup nyingje,...